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Construction Materials: Geology, Planning & the Environment

Stephen Davey, from Klipberg Consulting, will present the Department of Geological Sciences seminar with a talk entitled, "Construction Materials: Geology, Planning & the Environment".
Construction materials are an essential component in the economic revival of South Africa.
Every construction and development project in South Africa requires basic construction materials such as building sand, stone aggregate, cement and bricks.
Municipalities depend on construction materials in order to develop infrastructure and improve the living conditions for...

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Simpson Lecture Theatre, Geological Sciences Building, 13 University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT

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Seminars, talks and public lectures
2019 17 Jul 13:00

Arid and biodiverse? A long-term perspective on how landscapes can overcome aridity.

Saul Manzano will present the Department of Biological Sciences seminar with a talk entitled, "Arid and biodiverse? A long-term perspective on how landscapes can overcome aridity."
Biodiversity hotspots house approximately 60% of the world’s terrestrial life forms, but only 16% of the land surface area. It is remarkable, however, that many of them lie under arid and semi-arid climates. That is the case of the Mediterranean hotspot.
Glacial refuge during the ice ages? Climate stability during the Quaternary? Many explanations have been suggested to...

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Niven Library, Department of Biological Sciences, Upper Campus, UCT

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Seminars, talks and public lectures
2019 18 Jul 13:00

Trinitite– The First Atomic Rock

Nelson Eby from UMASS Lowell will present the Department of Geological Sciences seminar with a talk entitled, "Trinitite– The First Atomic...

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Simpson Lecture Theatre, Geological Sciences Building ,13 University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT

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Seminars, talks and public lectures
2019 22 Jul 13:00

Exploring discontinuity in digital representations of Sarah Baartman: a critical posthumaninst perspective on the ‘Hottentot Venus’ and the implications for digital curation

Richard Higgs will present the Department of Archaeology seminar with a talk entitled, "Exploring discontinuity in digital representations of Sarah Baartman: a critical posthumaninst perspective on the ‘Hottentot Venus’ and the implications for digital curation". 
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Discontinuity is an inherent, constitutive and distinctive property of digital signals. Despite the illusion of continuity created by virtuality in electronic media, any digital information is necessarily fragmented; a fragmentation that persists through signal, medium, space, time and...

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Rm. 3.10, 3rd floor of the Beattie building, Upper Campus UCT

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Seminars, talks and public lectures
2019 25 Jul 09:00 15:00

Science Postgraduate Showcase

The Science Postgraduate Council will host the Science Postgraduate Showcase on Thursday 25th July from 09h00 until 15h00 in the Sarah Baartman Hall.
The Science Postgraduate showcase is a platform where each department in the science faculty showcases their ongoing research in order to encourage and inspire undergraduate students to pursue postgraduate studies at UCT. This event is hosted annually by the Science Postgraduate Student's Council in collaboration with the UCT Career Services. ...

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Sarah Baartman Hall, Upper Campus, UCT

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Workshops
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